Program Overlap Matrix from Longitudinal Study now available for use


Following the PolicyWise Research and Practice Showcase held November 29, 2016 in Edmonton, The Child and Youth Data Laboratory released access to the Program Overlap Matrix and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) report. The Matrix is the first deliverable from the exciting longitudinal study, Experiences of Albertan Children and Youth Over Time, 2005-06 to 2010-11. The Matrix is a visualization of program overlap rates and a fabulous way to explore government service use by Albertans.

A video tutorial on The Matrix has been developed to walk new users through use of the tool.

Program Overlap Summaries have been created to provide summaries of program overlap rates and details of how those rates were determined and validated. They also provide:

  • A summary of the CYDL and its work.
  • A sample of interesting rates noted by the CYDL and staff from partnering ministries.
  • Summaries of program overlap rates for each program in the study.
  • A summary of the linkage process used in the CYDL.
  • Descriptions of linkage validation processes.
  • Notes on usage of the rates.

Findings from this study will be discussed and explored at a formal launch on January 27, 2017 in Edmonton and via live webcast. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.